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Question by  brian0622 (32)

How do I go about removing musty odor from wood?

I have some wooden furniture which smells very musty.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

You can't really completely get rid of it, but you can cover it up. Try removing the finish and re-finishing the furniture. That should coat the furniture and help protect it from future damage.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

The wood has probably been damp for a very long time so let the wood dry completely for a few days in a very dry room. rub generous amounts of murphy's oil soap on the wood and scrub nice and hard. if it doesn't work you may want to put a stain on the wood to cover it.


Answer by  Anonymous

spray watered down bleach on and in it. everywhere except the finished areas. you may need to do this more than once. follow it up with orange oil so it dosent dry out. you may need to refinish it if the smell is still there.


Answer by  slkunz2003yahoocom (836)

I like to use Tea Tree Oil. You can purchase this at a discount store in the herb and vitamin section. Wash the furniture with mild soap first and dry well. Then apply this oil with a soft cloth. Apply polish after smell is gone to replenish the wood.


Answer by  coco95 (234)

Wet wood often has a musty odor, so making sure the wood is dry would be the first step. Next if it doesn't have any noticeable mold or mildew you could try using a lemon scented furniture polish to clean it up and get rid of the smell.


Answer by  PaintedRoadkill (504)

Some wood oils are sold in various stores. Also using light stains or furniture polish can help remove or hide bad smells. You could also try mild cleaners on the wood surface.


Answer by  Southernbeauty (23)

Try using Murphy's Oil Soap to clean it really well. If it is still musty after the cleaning follow up by using baking soda, it helps remove any odor.

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